Flickr is one of the most popular photo sharing services. With a free account, you get 1TB of storage to upload full resolution photos. However, over time your photostream can get cluttered with photos you no longer want. Here's how to delete photos from your Flickr photostream.
To start deleting photos, you first need to access your photostream:
To delete individual photos:
You can also delete photos via the cog icon rather than the pencil icon. The delete option is in the dropdown menu.
To mass delete multiple photos at once:
Flickr recently updated their bulk deletion process to make it easier. You can now delete up to 500 photos at once compared to 10 previously.
If you have organized your photos into themed sets, you can delete photos just from the sets rather than your entire stream:
This just deletes it from this set view, not your entire photostream.
Flickr's camera roll groups your latest uploads. To quickly delete your most recent photos:
The Flickr mobile app can auto-upload your phone's camera photos. To delete these:
When you permanently delete photos from Flickr, be aware:
So don't worry, when you delete an image you want gone, it will get wiped from Flickr without traces after a couple of months.
If you accidentally deleted a precious photo, you may be able to rescue it:
So you have a grace period after deleting photographs where you can still recover them through search or the trash can.
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You can delete private photos the same way - click the pencil icon, selects "Delete", then confirms removal. For videos select "Delete Video" in the dropdown menu.
It can take up to 24 hours for Flickr's backend systems to process deleted photos and free up the storage capacity they were using. Check back tomorrow and it should be updated.
Flickr increased the bulk deletion limit from 10 photos to 500 recently. This still prevents accidentally mass deleting your entire photostream. If you want to delete more, repeat the bulk deletion process in batches.
Deleted Flickr photos remain in the trash can for "several hours" typically. So if deleted recently, check the trash to see if still recoverable. However after some undefined number of hours, they get permanently wiped.
If you delete public photos, they disappear from your photostream to everyone. Other viewers can't tell you have specifically deleted photos. But photo view counts get reset so frequent deletions becomes noticeable. For private photos, no one else sees the change.
Flickr has an automated moderation system that reviews images. Sometimes perfectly fine photos get incorrectly flagged as inappropriate. Appeal the decision if you believe it made a mistake deleting your camera roll uploads.
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